Automatic, or self-winding, systems are one of the oldest, most visible and elegantly efficient aspects of mechanical watchmaking.
Breguet makes much of its associations with Enlightenment-era watchmaking, and few pieces exemplify this better than the frosted-gold surfaces of the La Tradition series.
Vacheron Constantin collaborated with Zôhiko, a nearly 350-year-old Japanese lacquerware company, to create the watchmaker’s new La Symbolique des Laques collection (
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s reserved yet genial character stands in stark contrast to many of the flamboyant women’s watches and pieces of jewelry that have become Chopard’s hallmarks.
In 1966, Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize for its timekeeping accomplishments.
Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps, collaborated with master watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin on the latest addition to the Chapter One series creati
Watchmaker F.P. Journe has opened flagship stores in New York City and Beijing.
Aspen’s alpine-sport atmosphere and flashy social scene inspired the limited-edition Aspen One wristwatch (www.asp
‘‘i went to Paris and learned how Coco Chanel approached fashion," says complicated-watch specialist Giulio Papi of his visit to the fabled house to discuss collaboration on a new timepiece.
Cartier, like Bulgari, has brought enormous corporate resources to bear in its drive to become a force in mechanical watchmaking.